There are so many amazing allergy-friendly innovations that have improved the quality of life for those living with food allergies. Food manufacturers have responded to the growing consumer demand for allergy-friendly products and have delivered more variety in packaged goods, snacks and baking ingredients that are free-from top allergens.
Here are the top 10 Allergy-Friendly Foodie Trends:
Aquafaba, literally meaning “bean water,” is the water that beans are soaked in. In early 2015, Goose Wohlt discovered that chickpea liquid alone can be used as an egg substitute when he made a vegan meringue identical in taste and texture to the traditional meringues made with egg whites. Since then, there have been countless recipe innovations from a blossoming community dedicated to experimenting with aquafaba. It is used to replace eggs in recipes for ice cream, cakes, icing, marshmallows and much more. Here are 10 Tasty Things You Can Make With Chickpea Water.
2. Gluten-Free Cooking
Gluten-Free diets continue to grow in popularity and mainstream manufacturers catered to this demand by introducing new gluten-free packaged goods, making it easier to cook and bake gluten-free goods at home. Gluten-free boxed mixes for cakes, pancakes and biscuits are readily available at most supermarkets, along with a growing variety of gluten-free pastas, breads and cereals.
In early 2015, an Australian study published findings that taking probiotics significantly improved the efficacy of OIT (oral immunotherapy) and helped patients successfully build a tolerance to peanuts. Since then, the food allergy community has taken a keen interest in probiotics. Enjoy Life Foods launched a new line of baked mixes earlier this year that include probiotics.